Shadi Ghadirian

Born in 1974 in Tehran, Iran where she lives and works.



Diploma in Photography at Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Selected Exhibition


Look What Love Did to Us Once Again, Cramer Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Nil, Nil, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Mahrem, Santral Istanbul, Turkey
Noorderlicht Photofestival, Netherlands
Exhibition in La Paz, Bolivia
Convention Center, San Diego, Mexico
Solo Exhibition in Photo Festival of Istanbul, Turkey
Group photo exhibition, Silk road Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Al mamal Foundation2, Jerusalem, Palestine
Solo Exhibition, B21 Gallery, Dubai, UAE


Inauguration in Tucumán, Group exhibition, Mexico
Group photo exhibition, Selyemes Fenyek, Budapest, Hungary
Group exhibition, Le Rectangle, Lyon, France
Representation and Use of the Body in Art, Galerie H. Lamarque, Paris, France
Ey Iran, Contemporary Iranian Photography, Gold Cost City Art Gallery, Australia
Image of Middle East, Dccd Copenhagen, Denmark
Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East, the British Museum, London, GB
The Veiled Mirror, Contemporary Iranian Photography, De Santos Gallery,
Houston, USA
Photo exhibition, French Cultural center, Damascus, Syria
Group Exhibition, Distinctive, Artspace Witzenhausen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Blessed are the Merciful, Group Exhibition, Feigen Contemporary, New York, USA
Group Photo Exhibition, Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Group Photo Exhibition, Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris, France
Group Exhibition, Aeroplastics, Belgium


Group Exhibition, After the revolution, San Sebastian, Spain
Foto Art Festival, Poland
Rebel mind Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Western looked by eastern, CCCB, Barcelona
Chobi Mella 3, Bangladesh
Photo Biennale of Luxemburg
Photo Biennale of Moscow, Russia
The House of World Cultures, Berlin
San Jose Museum of Art, New York, USA


Ville De Boulogne Billancourt, France
Konstmuseum Gutenberg, Sweden
Participated in Tour Exhibition « Women in Orient/Women in Occident », Germany
Sharjah International Biennial 6, Sharjah, UAE
Participating in Tour Exhibition « Harem Fantasies and the new Scheherzades », Spain and France


Participated in the Tour Exhibition « Veil », England
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (Glimpses of Iran), Greece
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
Villa Moda, Kuwait
Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran
« Regards Persans », Espace Electra, Paris, France
Participated in the Tour Exhibition (Photospania Festival), Spain


Barbican Art Center (Iranian Contemporary Art), London, England
Participated in the Tour Exhibition of Fnac, France, France
A Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany


Ballymena Arts Festival, Northern Ireland
Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center Copenhagen, Denmark
Leighton House Museum, London, England
Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran


British Museum, London, England
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
MUMOK – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Austria
Musée des Arts Contemporains Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Collection Marin Karmitz
Collection Lambert
Collection Rose Issa
Collection Driss Ben Brahim
Collection Sheikh Majid Al Sabah
Collection Isabelle Munoz
Collection Saeb Eigner


The New York Times
Photography Now
The Daily Telegraph
Iranian Photography Now published by Hatje Cantz
Shadi Ghadirian published by Saqi Books


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